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Farming and Food

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at where our food comes from, for example farms, sea fishing or other sources. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Where does your food come from? What are its sources? Fish are caught by fishing boats in the sea. But nearly all the rest of your food comes from farms. Some is from animals that are grown for meat. Other animals make milk for us to drink. A lot of your food comes from vegetables and cereals that are grown on the land. This little quiz helps you to find out a bit more about where our food comes from.

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We get some of our food from sea fishing and most from farms. Can you think of any other food sources?

  1. What drink do we get from cows?
    Milk is also used to make butter, cheese and yoghurt
  2. Mr Smith grows potatoes, carrots and cabbage. These are all __________.
    Can you think of three other types of vegetable?
  3. Sheep and cows eat _____ on farms.
    Grass is made into hay and silage for sheep and cows to eat. They also eat cereals - but not your breakfast cornflakes!
  4. Oranges need a lot of warmth and sunshine to grow. They only grow in hot, sunny countries.

    Which one of these other fruits can only grow in hot, sunny countries?
    What is your favourite type of fruit?
  5. What is used to catch fish in the sea?
    What do fishing boats look like?
  6. Mr Smith has a farm. The land on the farm is split up into ______.
    A lot of fields have hedges round them
  7. Mr Smith grows potatoes on his farm. What do potatoes need to grow?
    Potatoes don’t like the cold
  8. Mr Smith grows salad crops on his farm. Which one of these is a salad crop?
    A lot of lettuces are grown in big greenhouses
  9. Mr Smith ploughs the fields. He uses a _______ to pull the plough.
    In the past, horses were used to pull ploughs
  10. Sam’s Mum buys some broccoli at the supermarket. Where has the broccoli come from?
    Do you like eating broccoli?

Author: David Bland

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